Buddy volunteer services provide companionship for clients, and may involve activities such as: having a coffee, a picnic, a walk, a visit to the library, shopping, the movies or just a chat.

Key Responsibilities as a Buddy

  • Providing compassionate care, companionship and limited practical assistance to clients, as agreed between the client and Bloomhill
  • Providing buddying for a recommended one hour period (with flexibility subject to the activity to be engaged in, as agreed by both parties)

Points to note

  • Buddies are required to attend Buddy/Respite Volunteer Training prior to commencement as a Buddy
  • Buddies must phone the client at home before any client service
  • Buddies are required to advise the Community Services Office of any changes to their availability.
  • Buddies are required to record details of any visits/service using the appropriate QA document or as instructed by Volunteer Services office.
  • Buddies are required to advise the Community Services office immediately if they have any concerns or information relating to the client condition.
  • Buddies are not responsible for housekeeping duties or transport services to appointments